AI boosts inverter diagnostics

April 1, 2020
E800 Lf

The first use of artificial intelligence for diagnostic functions is a key feature of the new line of FR-E800 power inverters from Mitsubishi Electric. The initial series of 44 models will be expanded to 120 during 2020.

Meeting IEC 61508 safety functionality standards, the new inverters integrate the world’s first corrosive gas environment detection circuit, which will make it possible to identify signs of inverter damage caused by hydrogen sulfide or other corrosive gases and reduce equipment downtime. Models will also incorporate safety communication features such as safety-limited speed, leading to lower costs and less wiring. This function eliminates the need for speed detectors.
The series supports various networks such as CC-Link IE TSN, a next generation open industrial network designed to enable smarter manufacturing, as well as Ethernet/IP and Modbus/TCP. This will also contribute to productivity improvements and energy savings at facilities, including infrastructure such as air conditioning units and water treatment facilities.

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